Elizabeth McCalley, DVM

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Banfield Pet Hospital, Associate Veterinarian

What do you love most about your job?

I love the detective work that’s involved in medicine. Especially in veterinary medicine, where your patients can’t tell you what’s hurting or how they are feeling. It’s fun to be able to figure out what’s wrong by talking to owners and performing diagnostics. I love having those eureka moments when I come up with a diagnosis. Also of course, getting to see puppies is amazing! No matter how stressful my day has been, it all melts away when I get puppy kisses.

Why did you pursue a career in medicine?

Growing up, I was always asking questions and I was fascinated by nature and biology. Then, when I was 13-years-old I adopted my dog, Coco. She was very sick and, working side by side with her veterinarian, I played a major role in her recovery. Ever since then I had my mind set on becoming a veterinarian.

What’s special and unique about your practice?

Banfield focuses on providing the highest quality evidence-based veterinary medicine at each of their hundreds of hospitals across the United States. We have a big focus on preventive medicine, ensuring that pets are the healthiest they can be so that the risk of developing disease is minimized.

Whats your idea of an ideal date?

I love anything that gets my adrenaline going and I’m also a big fan of the outdoors. My perfect date would include going skydiving or hiking in an unfamiliar place. I’m also a really big fan of live music, so going to see a concert is always a good time.

What do you look for in a romantic partner?

Someone who doesn’t take themselves seriously and can make me laugh. I love to goof off and often go out wearing silly outfits, like my zebra onesie or one of my many furry animal hats. So, I’m looking for someone that will be ridiculous right along side with me. Also, intelligence and ambition are qualities I find very attractive.
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